Student expression at school can be a huge benefit to the community. In this episode, we hear from Cedric, a high school student who shares what it takes to advocate for yourself and your peers and help make a difference. Cedric talks about his experience as a student representative and working with the school board. He also shares the challenge of taking in multiple perspectives in solving controversial school issues.
More than half of parents let their kids use credit cards and nearly half of them regret it.
In this episode, the Money JAR team talks about the pros and cons of kids having credit cards. Todd, Evan, and Alex consider a T. Rowe Price study that shows the prevalence of kids from ages 8 to 14 in using credit cards, a trend which is on the rise.
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Esports has seen massive growth in popularity in the past two years, both inside of its community and outside. 46 million people watched the League of Legends championship last year, and the 2017 World Championship in Poland had 173,000 live attendees, 100,000 more than the Superbowl. With this growth in audience, more students are looking into Esports as a path to education. Today, the Money JAR team speaks with semi-professional Esports athlete Parker Thompson about how video games can lead to money for college through tournament winnings, sponsorships and contracts, and the realities of being an Esports athlete. Parker focuses on Shadowverse, a digital Collectable Card Game, and is a Sophomore at BYU.
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Did you know that there is a difference between a scholarship and a grant, and that difference can affect the money you receive from your chosen school? Today, the Money JAR team talks with Beatrice Schultz of Westface College Planning to discuss an important topic on every college bound student and parents’ mind: how to pay for college. We tackle strategies, available grants and some common misconceptions about the college planning experience. There are a lot of great resources, so please check out our website for more information and links to the resources discussed in the episode!
How can students become community leaders? This episode’s guest tells us how to build relationships and how true joy and meaning comes from serving others. He shares why it is important for young
people to become servant leaders and how to learn important character traits.
John Norlin is the Program Administrator for Student Leadership & Community Involvement for the Sumner School District, a Servant Leadership trainer, and motivational speaker. John is the co-founder of
Character Strong, an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. They help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom.
Learn more about Character Strong at https://www.characterstrong.com/.
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In this episode, author John Lanza shares important advice about allowances and how to raise money-smart kids. John shares stories from raising his daughters and helping them learn to save, share and spend money wisely. We discuss important considerations related to allowances, chores and money messages.
John Lanza is the creator of The Money Mammals financial literacy program and author of the Dr. Toy Award-winning “Share & Save & Spend Smart” picture book trilogy, and has more than a decade of experience in the money-smart movement. Learn more about John and his work at https://theartofallowance.com/.
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Have you ever looked at a building like the Shard in London and been in awe of the absolute dedication it took to make it happen? In this episode, we speak one of the structural engineers that made it happen. The amazing Roma Agrawal (author, engineer, TV personality, STEM advocate, professional podcast guest) talks about how she utilizes her multicultural upbringing in her career, what it was like being a part of the team that built the tallest building in the Europe, and her advice to students that want to have a cool career in engineering.
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In this episode, psychology professor Kathy Hirsh-Pasek shares science behind success and the role of play in raising successful children. Kathy presents emerging research about the importance of play in learning and development. We discuss what success means and tips for parents in helping their kids become brilliant.
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is a psychology professor at Temple University and co-author of "Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children". Learn more about Kathy at her official website at https://kathyhirshpasek.com/.
In this episode, we discuss seven tips for success in the workplace. We discuss communication, deadlines, relationships, problem-solving and more. These solutions can help you prepare for the workplace and become a dream employee.
In this episode we talk with a business leader who is providing internship experiences and from a teen who has benefited from it. Graduating high school senior Greta tells how her internship at an architecture firm has inspired her and influenced her career aspirations. Casey Wyckoff, owner of LSW Architects and Chairman of the Board for the Columbia River Economic Development Council, provides advice for young people as they prepare for the world of work. We discuss career skills and why it is important to have hands-on learning experiences.
In this episode, millennial personal finance expert and author Erin Lowry shares her practical personal finance tips. Hear her story about surviving on $23,000 a year in New York City, avoiding debt and setting up for financial success. Erin shares clever tips and sage advice on how to get your financial life together.
Learn more about Erin at https://brokemillennial.com/.
In this episode we explore the field of law and learn how it can be a cool career. What training is needed? What are the types of work you can do? Collaborative and Family Lawyer Nancy Retsinas shares the good and the bad and her advice for aspiring lawyers.
This episode’s guest tells comical stories about her big mistakes in starting a business. From planning for retirement by age 10 to starting a cleaning company in college, Kristen Hadeed highlights the imperfections on her journey as a young entrepreneur. She shares why she encourages failure as a way to learn and how she learned to lead.
What skills are teens lacking in their personal finance? In this interview with Professor Brenda Eichelberger of Portland State University, we look at how young people can break down barriers to build financial literacy and reach their goals. We discuss how culture influences beliefs about money and what that could mean for you.
Musician and activist Simon Tam, founder of the world’s first and only all-Asian American rock band, shares his story in this episode. Hear why he started “The Slants” and how he built his career while working to change the world.
Teen entrepreneur and Junior Achievement alumni Kurien Thomas discusses the highs and lows of starting and running a business. He highlights his work on "Pick-Me-Up" through the JA Company Program, which helped him gain entrepreneurial skills and business savvy. Kurien shares his personal purpose and tips for others who want to start their own company.
What workplace skills do you think should be taught in school? What are the pros and cons of traits like assertiveness and humility in the workplace? In this episode, we focus on our central theme of work readiness and hear from a variety of people about what they wish they had learned in school.
From “Once Upon a Time” storybooks to a chat at the water cooler, storytelling is an effective way to get your point across at any age and in many situations. Communication skills are essential for success in the world of work. In this episode, professional storyteller Alton Takiyama-Chung discusses the importance of storytelling and shares how you can get better at it.
Teen entrepreneur Jakayla Dixon helped visually impaired people in her community through her project with the Junior Achievement Company Program. Jakayla shares how she recognized and filled a need in her community and overcame obstacles to become an award-winning entrepreneur.
In this episode, gratitude takes center stage as we interview Cornell University psychology professor and pioneer in behavioral economics, Thomas Gilovich. Thomas discusses the headwinds/tailwinds asymmetry and his important research. He tells why gratitude is so important and what that means for young people.
While preparing for their futures, teenagers face many obstacles. One of the most common and often most difficult battles can be depression and low self-worth. In this episode, author Steven Grosso discusses his personal struggles. His advice on managing self-esteem has a valuable message of hope for all young people.
Putting mindfulness into practice can help young people prepare for the world of work. In this episode, Carla Tantillo-Philibert, founder of Mindful Practices and author, teaches us what it means to practice mindfulness and how it can help students learn and get ready for their futures.